Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 990–991 | Cite as

Volatile Constituents of Siliquamomum tonkinense from Vietnam

  • Le Thi Huong
  • Dao T. M. Chau
  • Nguyen V. Hung
  • Do N. DaiEmail author
  • Isiaka A. OgunwandeEmail author

The aim of the present study was to report the chemical compounds identified in the essential oil obtained from the leaf and rhizome of Siliquamomum tonkinense Baill. (Zingiberaceae) grown in Vietnam. This is in continuation of an extensive research aimed at the characterization of the volatile compounds of Vietnamese Flora [1, 2, 3]. Siliquamomum is a genus of plants in the Zingiberaceae. It has two known species, native to Vietnam and southern China [4].

Siliquamomum tonkinense is an herbaceous plant about 0.8 to 1.2 m high. It usually grows on mountain humus soil moisture, along streams, 800–1500 m high under the forest canopy. The stem and roots of this species are used to ameliorate stomach pain, gastric diseases, hemorrhage, and also as medicine for women after childbirth [5]. However, until now, the authors are unaware of any literature report on the biological activity of extracts of S. tonkinense or the chemical compounds present in them.

Leaves and rhizomes of S. tonkinense...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of BiologyVinh UniversityVinh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheryNghean College of EconomicsVinh CityVietnam
  3. 3.Natural Products Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceLagos State UniversityLagosNigeria

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